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[571b] our inquiry will lack clearness.” “Well,” said he, “will our consideration of them not still be opportune1?” “By all means. And observe what it is about them that I wish to consider. It is this. Of our unnecessary pleasures2 and appetites there are some lawless ones, I think, which probably are to be found in us all, but which, when controlled3 by the laws and the better desires in alliance with reason, can in some men be altogether got rid of, or so nearly so that only a few weak ones remain,

1 For ἐν καλῷ cf. Soph. El. 348, Eurip.Heracleid. 971, Aristoph.Eccl. 321, Thesm. 292.

2 Cf. on 558 D.

3 For κολαζόμεναι cf. on 559 B, p. 293, note c.

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